The diverse languages and literature to be found along the Silk Road contribute and enhance the beauty of this region In order to recognize and celebrate this fact, SUN has decided to hold a writing contest for the students of SUN as an annual cultural event. We have named this contest WRICOS (The Writing Contest of SUN).
The main purpose of “Silk Road Writing Contest” is to promote and share the values and beauty of cultural diversity especially in languages across the land and maritime Silk Road areas. And other goals and purposes are to restore our pride in the Silk Road as a birth place for civilizations and to enhance mutual understanding as key medium for peaceful coexistence and prosperity of all human-beings.
Participants are supposed to write in their own languages poems or short essays regarding any topics related to the Silk Road and to send their writings to the Secretariat of SUN. Also, Participants’ writings are to be reviewed and selected by the review committee composed of the professors recommended by the presidents of the universities organizing the writing contest. The writings selected are to be awarded at the SUN General Assembly Meeting and to be translated in diverse languages by faculty members and students of the universities organizing the writing contest. The original writings selected and their translated version will be edited and published both as a printed as well as digital book.
This contest is held an annual event. The theme for the first contest in the year of 2017 is “What does the Silk Road mean to me?” The grand prize winner of Poem was Calyn Tan Jen Ai - University of Malaya, Malaysia and other grand prize winner of Essay was Leo Lin - Beijing University of Foreign Studies, China. And in this year, the theme of Poem of WRICOS 2018 is “Mother” and theme of Essay is “Any story or fairy tale about silk road in the author’s country”.
|Submission Due||June 15th, 2018|
|Result Announcement||July 15th, 2018|
|Award Ceremony||August 31st, 2018 during the closing ceremony of the 4th General assembly of SUN (Venice, Italy)|
|Theme||Poem : “Mother”|
|Essay : Any story or fairy tale about Silk Road in the author’s country|
|Categories||Poems or short essays written in the writers' own language|
|Eligibility||Students from members of the Silk-road Universities Network (SUN)|
|Nonmembers of universities of SUN are eligible for application, but no additional other than certificate will be given.|
|Basic rules & Regulations||
1.Each participant is to submit one poem or one short essay only.
2.The writing must be original. Participants found guilty will be held liable for committing plagiarism.
3.Length of writings: No more than 200 words for poems and 2000 words for essays
4.Writing Computer Software: Participants are expected to create their writings using computer with any convenient writing software. They must be easily converted into MS Word format.
|Common privilege||Certificate of awards, Eligible to participation in the 4th General Assembly of SUN. In addition to being translated into at least five languages and being published in a book, the winning entries will be part of a digital exhibition displayed on the website of SUN.|
|Common privilege + Invitation to the award ceremony with full support including round-trip air flight ticket, accommodations (hotel and meals), and official tour of Venice|
|Common privilege + Invitation to the award ceremony with partial support including accommodations (hotel and meals), and official tour of Venice (air flight tickets to be borne by the participants)|
|Selection (7)||Common privilege + official tour of Venice only (air flight ticket and accommodation to be borne by the participants).|
Name of the work file should be the following.
[Category] name_name of the work_nationality
[Poem] SeminShin_Mother_Republic of Korea
* If you do not write the name of the file like above, you may get a disadvantage in evaluation
|Co-organized by||Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
Imam Khomeini International University, Iran
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages, Kazakhstan
Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakhstan
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
University of Bucharest, Romania
Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia
Uzbekistan State University of World Languages, Uzbekistan
University of Social Sciences and Humanities-Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
|Official Website of SUN||www.sun-silkroadia.org|